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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-15-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Popper Gills

Something about fishing for gills that brings out the kid in all of us.
Can't think of a better way to spend a fall day.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By wee hooker
Re: FINALLY! A new drift boat design with the physically handicap in mind.

Hmm.. I may have just found my next boat building project.
Forum: Fly Reels 10-13-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Knockoff Pflueger, switching retrieve

I've had a few knockoffs from the 70's and 80's that did not support conversion to LH. i.e When you flipped the plastic disk, it was flat on the other side. Hopefully yours supports your needs.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-12-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Sage VPS info needed

While I'm also a fan of the old RPL blanks, I'd argue you are doing yourself a disservice if you fix on only the Sage brand . There are allot of excellent rods out there for shorter money than $350...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Streamer rod, casting difficulties.

I got that but 250 gr is 250gr. Line speeds differ ( and resultant loading) but if the rod is not up to it, it's just not. All I'm suggesting is that maybe the OP should step back and try a line try...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Streamer rod, casting difficulties.

So this may be bucking the market trend but I'd argue a 7wt is designed for a 185 gr /7 wt line. Some (not all) rods and some (not all) casters, can handle over lining by a line size or so. It should...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 08-18-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Setting the Hook

What Big Jim said! I learned this method when I got into salt water fly fishing (where it is a MUST!) . I will add is that your rod needs to be pointed right down the line at the fish with a minimum...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Online Fly Shop Free Line?

I'd pick one that takes returns in case your conclusions were off.
Additionally, I'd look at the cost of the entire set-up vs focus on a free line.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-27-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Moving to Warm Water Country - Couple Questions

See if you can google up the closest fly fishing club around your new home. You be amazed how common they are once you start digging. Even if they meet an hour away, it will be worth your time. With...
Forum: Forum Polls 07-27-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,163
Posted By wee hooker
Re: What release tool do you use?

I've used hemostats in one form or another for 20 or so years. The only time I've found I needed more leverage was when fishing BIG tackle for BIG fish in the salt. That said, in recent years I've...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 07-10-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,437
Posted By wee hooker
Re: 3wt or 4wt for bluegill.

The Sage RPL 7' 9" 2 wt is perfect in this regard. I wrapped one for myself some years back and it has become my "go to" panfish rod. Light and alive like a good 2 wt should be but throws foam...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By wee hooker
Re: What to use to clean cork?

I've had good luck with Soft Scrub ( a marketed to clean bathroom tiles).
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-10-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Caught my first bass on the fly today...

Wow, over 1000 posts here and this is your first Bass?

Well welcome to the dark side. Strap yourself in, this is going to take you places you never dreamed of ;)
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-10-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Tippet or Bulk Tippet choices.

Ditto: FWIW I find Berkley Big Game to be have about the right ration of stiffness to diameter for turning over bigger/weighted flies. Tough stuff too. I pretty much use it for all my Warm and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-10-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Advise needed newby smallmouth outfit

Sounds like your casting fine with the (nice) set-up you already own. It also sounds like it is a very versatile set-up capable of throwing poppers and bigger streamers once you find those bigger...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Small Outboard?

Leaving the 2 vs 4 stroke argument aside for another time.....:wink: I'd vote to look for a used motor that LOOKS near new. While not a failsafe indicator, a clean looking small outboard is usually a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Small Outboard?

HOORAH! Newer is not always better (and rarely in outboards)!

BTW: Take good care of that little merc. Best 28# of aluminum a man could own!

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Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Small Outboard?

Exactly! To that point, Tohatsu made all the 2.3-5 hp two stroke outboards for Mercury, Nissan, Mariner Tohatsu (and a few for OMC) during the 90's and into the 4 stroke era. ( I believe they even...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-05-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Fixing a broken rod - any tips or advice?

Good news is that it's a clean break. Bad news is that there may not be enough room inside the section to insert anything and not have it interfere with the ferule fit. You've got the right idea...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Float Tube recommendations?

There are lots of great U or V tubes out there for cheap $ these days. It would be hard to go too wrong with many of them as a starter boat ( as long as your not pushing 300# ). That said, I went...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,568
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Who makes best chest waders?

I've owned Cabelas, Hodgedon, Orivs, Bean, Red Head, Chota and a few other brands in one quality line or another. Hands down, the best overall wader experience I've had was with Orvis. Yes they...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-27-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Weedy Pond on Sunny Hot Day HELP

So lots of good discussion here but the one thing I don't see covered is depth. Under the described conditions, the fish would be seeking cover in the weeds IF it has the optimal water temps for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,306
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Why buy high end?

Sounds like your thoughts on guitars mirror mine on Fly gear to a T. That said, there will always be those who think by buying spending more, they instantly become Jimmy Hendrix . IMHO, most folks...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 06-14-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,449
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Anybody here use a float tube and cannot swim?

I have several versions (and brands) of these inflatable vests. Even one that has the bladder built into a fly vest. All are so comfortable I wear them pretty much everywhere I fish these days. From...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By wee hooker
Re: any recommendations for instructor in MA or RI?

Bears den in Taunton MA can likely hook you up with an excellent instructor. It's also worth the drive just to visit this (extremely) well stocked shop. Beyond that, Most Bass Pro, Cabelas and Orvis...
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